Our History

Blue Ridge Urological, PC was founded in 1953 by Dr. Sam D. Graham, Sr, who opened the first office on Lewis Street in Staunton, Virginia. He later moved the offices to a larger space on North Augusta Street to accommodate the increasing size of the practice. Dr. Graham worked as a solo urologist for King’s Daughters’ and Waynesboro Community Hospital. In July of 1975, Dr. Phillips R. Bryan, Jr. joined Dr. Graham’s practice and, in July of 1981, they were joined by another doctor, Dr. Carie D. Buckley, III. As they continued to expand the practice, Blue Ridge Urological opened a satellite office in Waynesboro, Virginia in 1981.

In 1987, our founder Dr. Graham retired from clinical practice and the next year, the remaining doctors brought on Dr. L. Courtenay Beebe. As the practice continued to grow, they opened another office in Lexington in 1988. In 1994, King’s Daughters’ and Waynesboro Community Hospitals combined and opened Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia. Shortly after, in early 1995, Blue Ridge Urological closed its doors in Staunton and Waynesboro to relocate to the Medical Office Building on the campus of Augusta Health where we are still located today.

The practice grew again with the addition of Dr. C. Buckley Gillock in June of 1996. In 2001, Blue Ridge Urological increased to five doctors as Dr. William R. Jones, III joined the practice. In January of 2009, Dr. Phillips Bryan retired from clinical practice and, in December of that same year, Dr. Beebe left the group to pursue a position as an administrator for the Augusta Medical Group at Augusta Health. Two years later, Dr. Buckley left the group to retire in 2011. Later that year, Dr. Sam D. Graham, Jr. joined the group in October of 2011 and, our newest addition, Dr. Brian C. Stisser became a part of Blue Ridge Urological in the fall of 2012.

Throughout our history as a practice in the various locations we have had offices as well as with the many excellent physicians who have served our patients, our commitment to providing quality and compassionate care to each and every patient has never changed. Regardless of which physician or staff member you interact with here at Blue Ridge Urological, you can always count on receiving the very highest quality of healthcare.